Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Why it just got a lot cheaper to catch public transport

Sunshine Coast Daily: "PUBLIC transport is about to become a lot cheaper with saving up to more than $1000 annually for journeys to and from Brisbane.

Public transport across the region will also be made cheaper with the State Government decision to reduce the number of fare zones from 23 to eight.

Internal travel on the Sunshine Coast has been reduced to four fare zones from 10 eliminating an inequity which made it more expensive to track north south than to travel the same distance westward across the region."

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kids travel free, Queensland public transport, public transport review, Brisbane public transport rules

The Courier-Mail: "CHILDREN under 14 will be given free weekend fares in southeast Queensland under the Palaszczuk Government’s long-awaited review of public transport.

The Sunday Mail can also reveal travel incentives for pensioners and seniors will be retained, despite a controversial recommendation by a review taskforce to dump them.

The number of zones across the public transport network will be reduced from 23 to eight, benefiting commuters who travel shorter distances.

Ahead of Tuesday’s state Budget, it can also be confirmed that regional Queensland fares will not rise."

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New free 'city loop' bus service every 15 minutes in Canberra

Canberratimes : "The ACT government is introducing a free "city loop" bus service, starting July 4, and connecting the city with New Acton, the Australian National University and Braddon."

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

What Hobart needs is a transport revolution

The Mercury: "HOBART, we have a problem and it’s driven all of us on to a road to nowhere.

Our city’s public transport network is lagging firmly in the last century, pushing traffic congestion to an infuriating impasse.

The daily frustration of motorists and commuters is unparalleled in our history and, together with a lack of modern, efficient and workable public transport services, the situation is costing the economy.

Getting to work, school or anywhere about Hobart has turned into a maddening, exasperating experience more characteristic of the country’s larger capitals. We have not before experienced such colossal obstruction.

My former 35-minute commute from New Norfolk to the city has blown out to an hour and 15 minutes on a bad day. Pity the poor motorist trying to reach the city across the Tasman Bridge.

But where is the action? Where is the plan? Why is the State Government offering no true solution?"